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Kāneʻohe Summer Enrichment & Extended Learning Program

Kāneʻohe Elementary School

Kāne’ohe, Oahu

K-2, 3-5

Summer 2023

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Through culturally relevant project based learning students developed a deeper connection to ʻāina and more specifically the sustainability issues our islands face and Hawaiian culture.

  • students learned about our dependence on food and supplies that are shipped from outside of Hawaiʻi

  • they then problem solved on how to reduce that dependence and work to create a more secure and sustainable Hawaiʻi for future generations

Students also cultivated a sense of aloha ʻāina through huakaʻi and projects that integrated art,

ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi , and ʻike Hawaiʻi.

  • students participated in huakaʻi to Aina Aloha o na Lima Hana to learn Hawaiian indigenous farming practices as well as collaborating on a mural with Mele Murals that addresses the generational trauma caused by the construction of the H3 Freeway

Students learned about their kuleana as ʻōiwi leaders in Kāneʻohe (no Kāneʻohe mai au).

  • in learning how to care for theʻāina, heal old wounds, and create a more sustainable Hawaiʻi students utilized their knowledge and skills to be stronger leaders of their place

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